Hello all you amazing Ever Increasing Faith cruisers!
I trust all of you are doing well. As you have heard many times, we are in this together trusting that God’s best will come from this and His name will be honored.
COVID has had a tragic effect on the Price family with the passing of Apostle Price and continues to be a dominant factor in the world of travel. We at Noseworthy Travel Service (NTS) have been in regular contact with the Price family concerning the COVID-19 worldwide situation and its effect on international travel. The Price family requested to see if we could postpone the October 2021 cruise one more time to October, 2022 due to the unsettled world situation. Thankfully, we are able to accommodate.
This move was even more challenging than the previous postponement because at this time the ship is planning to operate their sailing and is currently positioned in the Mediterranean for this purpose. However, after much deliberation we were successful in having Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises agree to make this change on your behalf.
Here is an overview of the updated arrangements for moving your cruise from October 2021 to October 2022.
- The new dates are now:
- October 4-19, 2022 (Cruise with the Optional Rome Pre-Tour option) or
- October 6-19, 2022 (cruise only).
- The ship is the brand new Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas (which launched May, 2021).
- Your 2022 price will be $300 less per person for the comparable cabin category as was listed for the cruise on the Celebrity ship in 2021.
- The length of the cruise is the same and the itinerary is very similar to the 2021 cruise.
It is our plan to move all currently active passengers to the new 2022 dates in the same cabin category in which they are currently booked. By doing this, we will give priority position to those who are currently registered.
It needs to be emphasized that we are moving your group from a cruise that is still scheduled to operate to another cruise a year later. Therefore, if you do not make the switch to the new dates and decide to cancel instead of postponing your cruise to join the Price family in 2022, Celebrity will view this as a cancellation and will charge NTS a $200 cancellation fee which will be charged to the cancelled guest. Celebrity is still planning to operate the cruise on which you were booked in October, 2021, so to cancel and not postpone will trigger the $200 cancellation fee.
Another measure of good news is that once we complete this process of reassigning those who are currently registered, those who already cancelled will have the opportunity to rebook. Royal Caribbean also agreed to allow those who cancelled to use the funds they had been charged in cancellation fees on the Celebrity Ship to rebook, which means they now have the opportunity to participate in the 2022 cruise without ANY loss of money.
Soon you will receive an updated statement via US Mail, which will reflect the new 2022 departure. Please review the statement carefully to make sure all the information is correct. If you decide to cancel your reservation, you can do so between now and June 30, 2021. All registered passengers will be subject to the new cancellation policy and deadlines which will be printed on the new brochure. Currently, the cancellation fee is $200 per person – no difference between the 2021 cruise and the 2022 cruise, so in the near term there is no “downside” to remaining on the tour and ultimately enjoying this fabulous travel adventure with Pastor Fred Price.
I hope this effort meets your satisfaction. The Price family is excited to see you all on the Royal Caribbean Odyssey in October, 2022.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (800) 929-4684 opt. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful to be able to serve you.
Noseworthy Travel Services